Under the Radar (a podcast by Marco Arment and David Smith) has 2 episodes on a similar subject:
They mostly talk about services like Parse vs. having your own server and a stable environment. Old, boring and popular is how they describe it should be. MySQL, PHP, Linux, etc.
I love Golang; I use Caddy, Gogs and Minio exclusively for web, git and S3 servers. For anything I write, however, PHP is king. (More groans. 😬 )
mm, I didn’t know that Marco had a podcast. May have to check that out.
Thank you for writing this! It’s come just in time to be one of my favorite reads of 2016.
It kicked my ass into gear to try to some advertising and I expect I’ll find myself facing some hard realities in the near future.
I would assume that the answers are entirely based on the people who look at your tweets and the environments into which you post things like this. Perhaps understanding what you’re hoping to learn would be useful?
I use Stripe but I’m using Braintree on something that’s launching soon. I didn’t have any trouble with Stripe but I want to understand how often people choose Paypal for SAAS products. I hear non-US residents often prefer it.
You’re right, context of respondents totally matters. I’m mostly focusing on bootstrappers, freelancers, solopreneurs, small teams. Anyone billing online but Big Corps.
That’s why I’ve asked Barnacl.es and some Slack communities aimed for bootstrappers.
I’m wondering if a payment notifications app would be useful to such people. Plug whatever payment solution you’re using, be it paypal, stripe, gumroad, etc. and make sure you’re notified whenever you sell your ebook / course / app / etc.
Knowing this means you can be happy / send a thank you note / check your bank balance.
Also be notified when there’s failed payment, so you can act fast.
I’m chiming in here for the first time. I was under the impression that I would need an invite but upon signing up I was immediately given an account… not sure. I’m a co-founder over at askinline.com. We’re a two person self-funded team.
In the first two weeks of November I iterated on the information architecture around administrative settings. Mid-month I added a new authorization mechanism to the product and nearly finished a new marketing site which should launch within the next 24 hours. I’m still ironing out the various CTAs. The new site:
My co-founder is wrapping up our new email-based survey mechanism. This comes on the heels of having added CSAT surveys two months ago. Customers expressed interest in gathering feedback for transactional experiences like support or sales calls. We added CSAT surveys but as soon as we launched it a few pointed out that in-app felt like the wrong delivery mechanism. We had wanted to build email based collection and this felt like as clear an opportunity as ever. The development feels like it’s about a week out with our only running concern being the increased complexity.
I do have concerns that such new development efforts are a distraction from doubling down on distribution. I excused these concerns by telling myself that a very small number of our competitors support both in-app and email based feedback collection.
Welcome to barnacl.es :). I think if you sign up at the moment you go into an approval queue, someone must have vouched for you!